EMHT Annual Holiday Yorkshire CANCELLED

13 September 2021 00:00
Yorkshire Holiday

Proposed EM&HT Annual Holiday - Yorkshire Explorer
13th – 17th September 2021


The proposed trip to explore Yorkshire is offered by Woods. It has been carried over from 2020 with new dates.

Please register interest by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel. No. 01243 430926 or by downloading and filling in the attached Booking Slip 


The Best Western Plus Craiglands Hotel (see image above) has been welcoming guests for over 150 years. Timeless in appearance yet full of the mod cons you need for a wonderful stay, this grand Victorian building is set in 6 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and woodlands. The hotel is just 5-minute walk from the historic spa town of Ilkley. The hotel features a ballroom, lounge bar, restaurant & garden terrace. All bedrooms are en-suite and equipped with TV, hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities. The hotel has WiFi throughout and a lift to all floors.

The following accommodation is available:
12 twin/double rooms to be used as sole use rooms
7 twin rooms
7 double rooms

Total Cost  £469 per person sharing a twin or double room (a sole use supplement may be required)


Day 1: We pick you up from your local pick up point, and once on board our coach, we make our way northwards to Yorkshire, we have a visit to Canons Ashby ** (NT – entry cost not included), the warm welcoming house features grand rooms, stunning tapestries and Jacobean plasterwork, contrasting with the domestic detail of the servants’ quarters. We have time to explore and get lunch before we continue our journey. We arrive at your hotel late afternoon.

Day 2: After breakfast we make our way to East Riddlesden Hall (NT – entry cost not included), here you can explore the 17th-Century manor house & wonderful gardens. This afternoon we make our way to Skipton, where we enjoy a two-hour cruise on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal with cream tea on board. We return to the hotel in time for our evening meal.

Day 3: We start our day with a visit to Saltaire Village, a World Heritage Site named after Sir Titus Salt who built the village & a textile mill, known as Salts Mill**. After lunch we make our way to Oxenhope where we enjoy a 5-mile diesel hauled journey to Keighley, on the line synonymous with the 1970’s film “The Railway Children”. We finish our day with a visit to the Ilkley Toy Museum before we return to your hotel in time for dinner.

Day 4: This morning we have an early start and make our way to Kettlewell for a short stop in this pretty village. We then continue our journey northwards to the Dales Museum at Hawes before we make our way to Wensleydale Creamery ** where we have an included 2-course lunch and an introduction to cheese-making. Finally, we make our way to Garsdale where we board the diesel-hauled service to Skipton, where we meet our coach and return to the hotel with time to freshen up before dinner.

Day 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we make our way southwards. We stop en-route at the National Memorial Arboretum for lunch. We arrive back in the local area early evening.




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